The Ring Magazine's Annual Ratings: 1953

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As selected by The Ring magazine in the February 1954 issue.

Heavyweights
Light Heavyweights
Middleweights

Rocky Marciano, Champion

  1. Nino Valdes
  2. Ezzard Charles
  3. Dan Bucceroni
  4. Roland LaStarza
  5. Earl Walls
  6. Don Cockell
  7. Clarence Henry
  8. Tommy Harrison
  9. Bob Satterfield
  10. Coley Wallace

Archie Moore, Champion

  1. Harold Johnson
  2. Joey Maxim
  3. Yolande Pompey
  4. Danny Nardico
  5. Jimmy Slade
  6. Gerhard Hecht
  7. Floyd Patterson
  8. Alex Buxton
  9. Willi Hoepner
  10. Paul Andrews

Carl (Bobo) Olson, Champion

  1. Rocky Castellani
  2. Joey Giardello
  3. Randy Turpin
  4. Gil Turner
  5. Bobby Dykes
  6. Joey Giambra
  7. Willie Troy
  8. Holly Mims
  9. Paddy Young
  10. Pierre Langlois
Welterweights
Lightweights
Featherweights

Kid Gavilan, Champion

  1. Carmen Basilio
  2. Billy Graham
  3. Johnny Bratton
  4. Del Flanagan
  5. Johnny Saxton
  6. Ramon Fuentes
  7. Art Aragon
  8. Freddie Dawson
  9. Jesus (Chico) Varona
  10. Gilbert Lavoine

Jimmy Carter, Champion

  1. Wallace (Bud) Smith
  2. Eddie Chavez
  3. Orlando Zulueta
  4. Paddy DeMarco
  5. Ralph Dupas
  6. Johnny Gonsalves
  7. Arthur Persley
  8. George Araujo
  9. Joe Brown
  10. Arthur King

Sandy Saddler, Champion

  1. Willie Pep
  2. Percy Bassett
  3. Teddy (Redtop) Davis
  4. Baby Neff Ortiz
  5. Lulu Perez
  6. Dave Gallardo
  7. Roy Ankrah
  8. Jean Sneyers
  9. Ray Famechon
  10. Bill Bossio
Bantamweights
Flyweights

Jimmy Carruthers, Champion

  1. Robert Cohen
  2. Chamroen Songkitrat
  3. Billy Peacock
  4. John Kelly
  5. Henry (Pappy) Gault
  6. Raul (Raton) Macias
  7. Pierre (Cosse) Cossemyns
  8. Andre Valignat
  9. Gaetano Annaloro
  10. Maurice Sandeyron

Yoshio Shirai, Champion

  1. Jake Tuli
  2. Leo Espinosa
  3. Tanny Campo
  4. Terry Allen
  5. Louis Skena
  6. Vic Herman
  7. Charles Bohbot
  8. Nazzareno Giannelli
  9. Young Martin
  10. Dai Dower

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